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Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration

  • Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration
  • Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration

The Bligh Museum is a privately-run history museum at Adventure Bay, Bruny Island. Bruny Island lies off the south coast of Tasmania and is accessed by a 15-minute car ferry from Kettering, a 40-minute drive south of Hobart (34 km).

Built from thousands of convict-made bricks, the Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration features a specialised collection relating to exploration in the South Pacific. A display of maps, documents, paintings and other artefacts offers a historical record of visits to Adventure Bay by explorers Captain William Bligh, Captain James Cook, Tobias Furneaux, Matthew Flinders and Admiral Joseph-Antoine Bruny D'Entrecasteaux. Notable works by Tobin, Webber and Hodges are also included in the collection. The Museum's foundation stone was laid on 9th September 1955 - the 200th anniversary of Captain William Bligh's birth.

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Indicative Prices: $4, Child: $2

(03) 6293 1117


876 Adventure Bay Road, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, 7150

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs